It’s Wednesday, but I’ve been a bit under the weather so no OOTD today. But, I have had so much fun with the photo-shoots. I was fortunate enough to connect with a really good photographer, Sanniyah Sloan. She has taught me about light and angles and the elements that make a good picture. But as a model, there are some things you need to bring to make the photo-shoot go smoothly.
1 – A hand-held mirror with magnification is a must have. With the lighting, wind, etc, you will want to check your makeup and hair before the shooting starts.
2 – My skin is like the desert. No matter how much lotion or vaseline I apply before the shoot, by the time I get to the location, my feet especially and arms are dry and ashy. Make sure you have your favorite brands on hand.
3 – The perfect shooting time is early morning, right after sun rise. Even on a clear day, there can be wind, have some bobby pins ready to pin hair back or hold hair in place, unless you are going for that Beyonce wind-blown look.
4 – Drop in some safety pins for a hem that becomes undone, or if a blouse isn’t closing just right or even to hold a necklace in place. These little babies are a life saver.
5 – Props make the photos more captivating, so grab your sunglasses, cell phone, newspaper flowers, food, or any item that adds interest.
These are the staples that I take each week, all tucked in a cute tote. Make sure your shoot goes well and you’re ready for any mishaps with these goodies.
Did I miss anything?
I love these tips. I never know when to schedule a shoot. I also need to scout out good locations.
Oh good, glad you found them helpful lady! Early morning is really good like between 8 – 9 or evening between like 630 – 7. You can use google to scout good locations too!
Such lovely tips. I didn’t know the tip about morning shoots, I naturally thought it was in overcast weather or sunset. Thanks for sharing with “Bloggers Who have Inspired Me” link up.
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Thank you, those early morning hours are perfect for good shots!
This is such a helpful post. I have dry skin too. Taking pictures in the morning is the best tip for me because I tend to get them taken at around 11 am. I will try early morning next time. Thanks doll!
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Hey Nerline, yes girl and it is so much more cooler in the morning! Your pics always look good!
I am currently slightly concerned about my status as a style blogger because I do outfit shoots a lot but I follow none of these tips? Hahaha, will have to keep them in mind now!
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Hello May, LOL, hope you found them useful. Thanks for stopping by!
I am late. . . .did not see this post before and glad I found it. I need all five tips ’cause I just ask my sister to take photo when she is available. BTW that last photo of you sporting some sunnies & a black top on Instagram is the Bomb!!
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Hey Miss Neti, oh good, glad you can use these tips. Awww, thanks on the Instagram pic too!
Merrie K. says
Great tips! I would also add blotting papers for hot days.
Oh that’s a good addition Merrie, I’ll had to my bag!
I needed these tips because I have a photo shoot early Sunday morning. Last time I forgot things like a mirror so this time I’ll be better prepared.
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Hey Louida, oh good, glad they were helpful. Have fun on your trip!
I hope you start feeling better soon. Thanks for the tips.
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Thank you so much Sonya!